Category Archives: Projects

free ebook: Stories from My Teacher

Our first ebook, in case you are into stories told by teachers in class! 🙂 ❤ Stories from My Teacher. On the English Language, Lifelong Learning & Our r.evoL.ution! http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/ebooks.htm

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Herstories of Womankind

Finally worked it all out! For my C1 course next year! The first project I finish designing! You can read the Welcome, and then the page called The Project! http://herstoriesofwomankind.wordpress.com/

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Phew! At last!

I found how to fix a few thing on the new site for the CAL Project. Have a look now! https://sites.google.com/site/audiowebeoifuengirola/english/y5cal_2013_14 Here’s a nightmare poem on English pronunciation. Thanks to Rachel for reminding me of it nightmarish existence!! (Demented laughter) http://www.learnenglish.de/pronunciation/pronunciationpoem.htmlContinue reading

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Y5CAL-Uploaded part of the project and 4 audios

Check it out! Couldn’t manage the site better. If anyone knows how to manage google sites, I need to talk to this person. Got tons of questions! https://sites.google.com/site/audiowebeoifuengirola/english/y5cal_2013_14

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About the C1 course

Today as people were practicing for their Speaking Test, I dropped by the School Office to say hello, and asked about how registration for the C1 course was going. Guess! How many people have signed up for the course so … Continue reading

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For CAL students! Zokorro! :D

Dear students, I’ve been gathering the General Useful Classroom Language everybody sent in, but my eyes are sore after 10 pages and I’m not sure it’s ready for publication and recording, so here’s what. If you find some time, can … Continue reading

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Fifths: Three projects underway

5A is working on a 10-point Manifesto — peeps, I need someone to send me the text once you finish. 5CAL is working on the audio project of Useful Classroom Language — I’ll try to upload the checked sentences asap, … Continue reading

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Hilma af Klint, a pioneer of abstract art, by Teresa (Y5CAL)

Go to our youtube channel to read the info on this video, if you like! ❤

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For CAL students! Our project on Useful Classroom Language!

Dear CAL students! I have just published a Page where I have included the Useful Classroom Language I have collected from you all so far (black navbar above, first line) *CAL – The Useful Language Project! (Page here) Please, check … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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Updates

I have updated your Diaries, dear students, but I have not included links to all the stuff I’ve been posting, so make sure you watch the videos by students at least! Check the blog out, come on! Tercero: you should’ve … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigol Hotel – Discussing the movie

Today and tomorrow students will be using their English for the real purpose of discussing this movie and topics that come up in it! What language did you learn? What did you learn about India and Britain? What topics were … Continue reading

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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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My Bedside Table This Winter

I hope it inspires you to practice speaking at home! — and prepare presentations for class! (mybedsidetablethiswinter)

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Movies in Class! Playing 2 scenes! New video

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Help! Looking for Mar, Quinto CAL

I need Mar to send me a picture of the diagram she created to remember her page and a half of the audiobook! I’ve finished editing the video of chapter 4 except for this pic. If anyone can tell her, I’d be … Continue reading

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Interviewing Y5B about the wasapp group & two messages for people

Dear Quinto B, thanks for accepting my proposal of the interview. I’ll bring my digital recording machine (though also the video recorder, in case you finally agree!!), so you can tell me which. But I’ll do that in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Another childhood memory!!

Listen to this. It’s wonderful! At the end I mention the 3 mistakes Sergio makes, and also assess his performance. Enjoy!

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Msg to students! Please read (edited)

Dear students, I’m still working on Writings to publish and on audios to turn into videos with your pics. This last mission is really time-consuming but it is certainly worth it! Soon-ish I’ll be publishing these videos: A trip, another Book … Continue reading

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Iceland and good ideas for living together…

If you learn about Iceland, you could prepare a monologue, or an OP with other classmates! That’d be awesome! Just a quick note about politics, considering the good example we found of good politics in our textbook (of course, they … Continue reading

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Y5. Presenting May – Your work with textbook

Today and tomorrow our lesson plan… (I’ll update this post after tomorrow’s lesson, supposing something comes up in Y5CAL and Y5B) Your work in unit 2 at home. Any oral work to share, or questions, or requests for us to … Continue reading

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Certificate Exam Practice – Intermedio

April Update: Hey! The broken links are working now!!! (videos)  http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/ra/2013_14.htm (audio version) – DON’T PRINT THE PAPER VERSION ON TP YET BECAUSE I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO FIX THAT. THE CORRECTED PAPER VERSION and the KEY are HERE (intermediate … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Audiobook Project! Ch. 1 of The Story of the Internet, by Luis (Y5A)

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The Movie Project: Judi Dench interview

For Y5′s, see also: The Movie Project 5 min. Notice British English & US American English

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (premiere video)

For Y5’s, see also: The Movie Project

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The Movie Project – Reminder and script!

Just a post to remind you that in our last February lesson in the third Feb week you should be talking about the movie you’ve been watching at home for the past months. You should be sharing your fav scenes, … Continue reading

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Your Projects. Y5B has a plan now! One Crazy Summer

As you can see in our schedule for January, we’re having the a lesson for projects at the end of this month. 5CAL has decided they will just do the Audiobook Project, consolidation stage, and then if time allows I’ll … Continue reading

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Beautiful stuff!

Today we listened to the first childhood memory, by Mónica (Y5B), and it was beautiful. Your oral work on this is bound to be wonderful, so I suggest you record yours after practicing at home (without writing it down) and … Continue reading

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Reminder Winter Hols & Draft Lesson Plans for January

Over your winter hols you should be listening to English every day (podcasts, videos, textbook audios, last year’s textbook audios – these are especially important to automatize fluent and accurate production). If you find time for more, remember consolidate: practice … Continue reading

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With love, for a better world

Gender Issues: Discussing the Gender Learnings in the Patriarchal System for the ebook I’m preparing with other teachers… with infinite sadness but also with loving fury! Printer-friendly version: genderissuesforebookHANDOUT (3 pages, pdf)

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Buy Nothing, Do Something (the winter hols are great for this!)

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Done! A YouTube channel for you

Dear students, I just created a youtube channel in case you want me to upload videos of your performances. I haven’t used a name that locates our geographical position, and my proposal is that we just name your with your … Continue reading

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Y5B: preparing a Discussion on a Sensitive Issue for next January!

Dear all, today some people asked about the discussion on languages in Spain. Wow! How happy that made me! I thought it would be forgotten! (except for David’s mon on that). Well, after talking, we’ve come up with a few oral … Continue reading

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Herstory: Postcards with quotes by remarkable women

If you click on the postcard, you will also be able to read about these women. Table of contents: http://thereconstructionists.org/archive

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Why should we hold a discussion on a sensitive issue?

(Edited later on, sorry.) To learn. To learn about wording our ideas, feelings, experience and knowledge in ways which allow a dialogue to take place, in ways which make it possible for a group of people to share their views … Continue reading

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Modals: Using “Must”

Must for obligation. The first thing you should know is this: be careful with using “You must.” Unfortunately, textbooks teach “must” using traffic signals (prohibitions, unavoidable obligation), which read “You must” or “You mustn’t.” But people don’t word obligation like … Continue reading

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About bilingual schools & Useful Classroom Language

Today I learned/learnt that teachers in bilingual schools (Spanish-English) in this region do not get a Resource Pack with Useful Classroom Language, general and by subject. I cannot believe it! Even if teachers spoke English fluently, the language used in … Continue reading

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Booking Dates for OPs & News on Lessons

Y5A has booked the first dates but some groups ignored the plans for the last week together and booked then. I can agree on that, but then we need to have a look at the lesson plans for the last … Continue reading

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Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction

The Museo Picasso in Málaga, Andalucía, is showing an extraordinary exhibition by an extraordinary artist. Teachers don’t know if students would like to go, so Charo has taped a sheet on Ana’s desk (the janitor’s, on the 2nd floor) so … Continue reading

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Designing Exam Speaking Cards

Timed Interactions. Designing Exam Cards based on topics in 1A and 1B: task description for 5-minute performances. Theory: Some tips for good timed interactions A. The Structure of Dialog(ue)s Beginnings Development: Balanced turn-taking Ending About the development: Pose an idea … Continue reading

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